Police: Taxi driver slashed in the face by passenger in University Heights
Police are searching for the person they say slashed a taxi driver in the face in University Heights about a month ago.
News 12 is told the incident happened on Aug. 5 near Jerome Avenue and West 184th Street.
Police say the passenger hailed a taxi and then got into a fight with driver, punching him from the back seat.
When the driver pulled over, police say the suspect took out a box cutter and slashed him in the face before fleeing.
News 12 is told the driver was taken to the hospital and underwent surgery.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.